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Butterflies.Artist/Author: Vane-Wright, Dick.
OUT OF PRINT. Part of the Life Series, Natural History Museum Butterflies starts with the familiar life cycle, charting development from egg to adult, mating and egg-laying. It continues by exploring less familiar aspects of the butterfly life-style: how they care for their eggs, the surprising things that some caterpillars eat, what happens inside the caterpillar to create the butterfly; why is it that there are so many variations in adult wing pattern and colour. These and many more questions are raised in this examination of the butterfly, which concludes by considering the threats and opportunities now faced by them. Butterflies offers an overview of the biology and diversity of this, the major group of day-flying Lepidoptera.
Zoological catalogue of Australia 29.5 Coleoptera: Buprestoidea.Artist/Author: Bellamy, C.L.
The Buprestoidae, commonly known as Jewel Beetles, are the eighth largest family of beetles in the world. This Catalogue of the buprestids found in Australia documents four subfamilies, 24 tribes, 37 subtribes, 77 genera and 1205 species.
Full taxonomic information is provided, with the original literature as well as museum data on the original type specimens. For all species known to occur in the Australian fauna, broad distributions are indicated, and, where possible, a short summary of known ecological data is given. References are given to key works that can help identify the fauna at all taxonomic levels. A set of four colour plates illustrates a representative of each subtribe in this often colourful group.
Enjoying MothsArtist/Author: Leverton, Roy.
OUT OF PRINT. This book is about “mothing”. There are sections on finding moths in the daytime, and at night when they visit natural attractions. The responsible use of light traps is also covered as well as successful techniques for finding and rearing caterpillars. Other chapters show how to attract moths to the garden, give expert hints on photographic techniques, and deal with the handling and presentation of scientific data.
Zoological Catalogue of Australia, [volume] 27.3B. Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentomomorpha).Artist/Author: Cassis, G. and G. F. Gross.
The infraorder Pentatomomorpha is the subject of the second volume in the Zoological Catalogue of Australia series dealing with the true bugs (the suborder Heteroptera). It includes the bark bugs, stilt bugs, seed bugs, cotton stainers, burrowing bugs, shield bugs and stink bugs. Many of these species are of significant economic importance both as pests and as natural enemies of other insect pests.
In this catalogue, the authors propose a new classification for the Australian Heteroptera based on the most recent developments in heteropterology worldwide. The proposed classification departs significantly from all previous treatment of the Australian fauna. There is a comprehensive treatment of the classification and nomenclature of the Australian species and a thorough review of the literature concerned with the higher classification of the Pentatomomorpha.
The volume gives detailed information on the distribution and ecology of each species and features the first in depth listing of their host associations, including a significant accounting of the plant associations. All species and generic synonymies are given, including extra-limital synonyms, along with detailed type specimen data.
Insect development and evolution.Artist/Author: Heming, Bruce S.
Topics include reproductive systems; male and female gametogenesis; sperm transfer and use; fertilization; sex determination; parthenogenesis; embryogenesis; hormones; and the role of ontogeny in insect evolution.
New Zealand tussock grassland moths.Artist/Author: White, E.G. et al.
A taxonomic and ecological handbook based on light-trapping studies in Canterbury. Line drawings, colour plates and a glossary assist the reader to understand morphological terms. Taxonomic keys complement a range of scanning and networking features to locate species of immediate interest in the fewest possible steps. Distribution ranges and known larval foods are defined, and statistically robust selections of light-trapping data are used to clarify species abundances, flight phenologies, altitudinal distributions and faunal biodiversity.
Butterflies of the Solomon Islands: systematics and biogeography.Artist/Author: Tennent, John.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. A magnificent volume presenting the first account of 346 taxa, including much previously unpublished data on distribution and systematics. Over 1100 specimens are illustrated life-sized in colour, many for the first time. Adult characteristics, flight/habitat, host-plants and distribution are discussed, and the biogeographic, geological and historical background are thoroughly covered.
Tasmanian aquatic and semi-aquatic hemipterans.Artist/Author: Lansbury, I. and P.S. Lake.
Identification guide no. 40.
A key to Victorian nymphs of Leptoperla (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae).Artist/Author: Tsyrlin, Edward.
Identification guide no. 38.
An introduction to the identification of aquatic caterpillars (Lepidoptera) found in Australian inland waters.Artist/Author: Hawking, John H.
Identification guide no. 37.
Preliminary keys for the identification of larvae of the Australian Synthemistidae, Gomphomacromiidae, Pseudocorduliidae, Macromiidae and Austrocorduliidae (Odonata).Artist/Author: Theischinger, Gunter.
Identification guide no. 34.
Tasmanian Caddis-flies.Artist/Author: Neboiss, Arturs.
Fauna of Tasmania Handbook No. 4.